“Really? A post on how to start a game?? Who doesn’t know this?”
Well, beginning players may not know. People who’ve never seen a pinball machine won’t. While it seems rather intuitive, you’d be surprised at the number of people I’ve seen over the last 4 years ask me how you start a game. So fear not beginner, here’s how to do it (don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you asked):
1) If the machine you’re playing is in a public location, you need to feed it some money.
Just started playing pinball? Want to get better instantly? Well, if you abide by these 4 tips, your play will improve immediately.
1) Don’t Double Flip
I should have put that in all caps. OK, let me say it again, DON’T DOUBLE FLIP. What is double flipping? It’s a cardinal sin many new players commit. Panicked by the ball, they’ll furiously hit both flipper buttons at the same time, desperately trying to bat it away from draining. Here’s a lovely visual: